The Sakamoto became a upper ranking vassal of the local Ohmachi in the 1800s after being longtime lower ranking vassals of the Date. The house was built around 1830 and while somewhat smaller than other houses in Kanegasaki it also maintains a nice hedgerow. Most samurai in Kanegasaki were not as wealthy as vassals in some other large domains and had to make living farming or doing other work as well. The Sakamoto raised silkworms in the attic.
The building is now managed by the city and is run as both a museum and cafe with the same menu as the Ohmatsuzawa Residence.
|Sakamoto Residence Profile|
|English Name||Sakamoto Residence|
|Residence Type||Upper Class|
|Visitor Information||Open 9sm-5pm; closed closed Monday, Tuesday (or day after if this is a national holiday) and new year's holidays|
|Location||Kanegasaki, Iwate Prefecture|
|Castle||Kanegasaki Castle (Iwate)|
|Coordinates||39° 11' 58", 141° 7' 9"|
|Kanegasaki Castle (Iwate) and nearby Samurai Homes|
|Visits||May 12, 2018|